Bob Babcock

NDS


Close-Up Profiles
When you find yourself digging a hole, quit digging. Simple, yet sound advice from a man who has learned that balance is the key to success in both your business and personal life.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Business to Business: Turn the Tables on Employee Turnover


Business Articles
Five keys to maximum employee retention. Each time an employee permanently leaves your organization, he or she is adversely affecting your company’s bottom line. Consider this: according to the U.S. Department of Labor, it costs a company one-third of a new hire’s annual salary to replace an employee. Using a modest annual salary of $35,000, a company can easily spend $11,550 for each new employee hired.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Weed Control: A Game of Knowledge and Adaptation


Weed and Pest Control
Weed control is as much a contest of knowledge and planning as it is reacting to "plants out of place." Many weed problems can be prevented to a great extent by putting desirable plants in the right place.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999

Water Feature... The Hottest Trend in Landscaping


Waterscapes
As you lie in your lounge chair and listen to the gurgling of a small stream and the chirping of some nearby birds, the sun's rays are luring you into a nap. The light touch of one of the plants near the water's edge tickles your leg and you're awakened out of your lazy daydreaming. You get up to look at the water and are greeted by several colorful koi fish that dart playfully around beneath you.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 1999

Fountains A Delight to the Eye and Ear


Waterscapes
Fountains ...a delight to the eye and ear. Of all the components of landscaping, none is more wholly soothing than a fountain or a water feature.    More
 
Saturday, August 1, 1998

Integrated Pest Management

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Weed and Pest Control
If you ask a group of landscape professionals why they practice Integrated Pest Management, you’ll get a variety of answers. Some are driven primarily by a concern for the environment. Others do it to protect themselves and their clients from unnecessary exposure to chemicals.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Maintaining Your Mower Equipment: It Adds Dollars and Makes Sens


Landscape Maintenance
As a landscape maintenance contractor, you will spend thousands of dollars on these machines over the course of your business. For much of the year, your lawn mowers will be operated on a daily basis. Yet unlike cars, trucks or other pieces of equipment, the contractor often does a minimum amount of maintenance on their mowers, running them into the ground. There’s got to be a better way and there is.    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 RICHARD LENTI

Case Study: HosEnclose


Irrigation
It’s been nearly three years in the making, but for Steve Tibbs, he wanted everything just right. “We built a new wing onto our home,” says Tibbs. “We completely redid the home, changing roof pitches, sandblasting the house. So it was very important that the yard continue to support this look and feel.”    More
 
Saturday, July 1, 2006

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